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Year
1982
Runtime
90 min.
Director
Samuel Fuller
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
5,572
Checks
1,799
Favs
137
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
7.6% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. pallmallandcoke's avatar

    pallmallandcoke

    blew my mind, and that last 15 mins left me speechless especially Morriocone's music. 9 years 2 months ago
  2. Filmsthemostbeautifulart's avatar

    Filmsthemostbeautifulart

    When the film was finished Paramount was not sure whether the film would receive a proper reception so this film wasn't given a proper release and was apparently shelved. Today fortunately the film has been removed from the old shelves by the Criterion Collection and presented in it's original uncut version.

    I saw White Dog just a few months ago and I was left spellbound. White Dog is not just an amazing thought-provoking experience but has a thrilling aspect that brings us more closer to that experience and the edge of the seat. Sam Fuller achieves this through impressive film-making style (That includes numerous close-ups, zoom, slow-motion shots), the "cartoon" like acting from the cast that really fits the film's atmosphere, Ennio Morriocone's stark yet powerful score and of course the strange medium through which the heinous acts of racism is inflicted: The Dog. And also the enigmatic yet great ending that makes you think more.

    I will admit that this film may not be for everyone. But it's brutal reality is something no one can escape from...

    Highly Recommended

    My Rating: 5/5
    10 years 3 months ago
  3. samoan's avatar

    samoan

    Wow, what a fantastic film. Such a Powerful message about how Racism and Hate can be taught and how many lives it destroys. 5 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #75 in Sight & Sound's 75 Hidden Gems
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  2. This movie ranks #202 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  3. This movie ranks #412 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  4. This movie ranks #481 in The Criterion Collection
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  5. This movie ranks #745 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  6. This movie ranks #958 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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